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Carved and painted wooden rattle in the form of a bird with long graceful neck - Donald Ellis Gallery

Bird Rattle

Tlingit (?)
Southeastern Alaska

late 19th century

wood, paint, cedar root, pebbles

Inventory # N1361


acquired by the Diker Collection, now at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY


Bruce Bernstein et al., First American Art, The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection of American Indian Art, Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 2004, pg. 182 pl. 132
Wardwell, Allen. Native Paths: American Indian Art from the Collection of Charles and Valerie Diker. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1998, pl. 125
Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection, David Penney et al., New York, NY, Skira Rizzoli, 2015,, pg. 40